Los Angeles – July 13, 2015 – PeerStreet, the leading marketplace lender for real estate loans, today announced the appointment of Sara Priola to the position of General Counsel. Sara will be based in the firm’s office in Manhattan Beach, California.

In this role, Sara is responsible for leading PeerStreet’s legal operations, including oversight of the company’s risk management, compliance, regulatory, licensing, privacy, contracts and real estate transactional matters. Sara works closely with firm co-founders Brew Johnson and Brett Crosby on executive level decision making and sits on PeerStreet’s Investment Committee.

“Sara is an incredible addition to our team. Her experience in real estate law, and particularly her expertise in structuring and negotiating real estate finance transactions, is tailor-made for PeerStreet’s business,” said Brew Johnson, co-founder and CEO of PeerStreet. “As General Counsel, Sara will ensure we are thinking critically about our decisions both large and small. We could not be more excited to have her join the team.”

Sara brings more than 13 years of real estate experience to PeerStreet. Most recently she was a real estate finance attorney at Dechert LLP where she specialized in leading multi-office teams in complex real estate and financing transactions and securitizations. At Dechert LLP Sara also advised banks and institutional lenders in large-loan originations. Previously, Sara practiced at Greenberg Traurig LLP where she advised lenders, borrowers and developers in a wide variety of real estate transactions.

Sara graduated from St. John’s College with a B.A. in liberal arts and from USC with a J.D. and a Masters in business taxation.

This announcement follows another important hiring declaration in June when PeerStreet announced the additions of former Amazon Product Manager, Brendan Kao, and former One West Bank Vice President, Marc Heenan, as Head of Product Management and Head of Commercial Originations, respectively.


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PeerStreet is the leading marketplace-lending platform for real estate debt, offering investors access to high-yield, real estate loans that were historically very difficult to access. PeerStreet’s platform is secure and intuitive with an easy-to-use interface and a wealth of information and tools for every level of investor. PeerStreet seeks to change the paradigm of the financial services industry by closing the distance between borrowers and lenders, making real estate lending transactions more efficient and a better value for all parties. Currently PeerStreet is open to accredited investors by invitation only. Priority access will be given to those who join the waitlist now at



Jon Brubaker
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